Val Verde County, TX

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Population

48,976

0.233% growth

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$44,609

0.994% growth

Number of Employees

18,667

1.83% growth

Median Property Value

$94,500

0.639% growth

About

In 2017, Val Verde County, TX had a population of 49k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $44,609. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Val Verde County, TX grew from 48,862 to 48,976, a 0.233% increase and its median household income grew from $44,170 to $44,609, a 0.994% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Val Verde County, TX are White (Hispanic) (76.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.71%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.807%). N/A% of the people in Val Verde County, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Val Verde County, TX is $94,500, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Val Verde County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Val Verde County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Val Verde County, TX employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Val Verde County, TX are Public Administration (2,690 people), Retail Trade (2,409 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,170 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,981), Public Administration ($53,096), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,125).

Median household income in Val Verde County, TX is $44,609. Males in Val Verde County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Val Verde County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,609

2017 value

± $2,594

0.994%

1 Year Growth

± 7.92%

Households in Val Verde County, TX have a median annual income of $44,609, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,170 in 2016, which represents a 0.994% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Val Verde County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9502.01

  2. Census Tract 9508

  3. Census Tract 9503.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Val Verde County, TX was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $66,289, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9503.01, with respective values of $58,810 and $48,384.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Val Verde County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Val Verde County, TX (9.85k out of 47.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,337 ± 719

  2. Hispanic

    9,148 ± 696

  3. Other

    477 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Val Verde County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.7k

2017 Value

± 1,082

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 7.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Val Verde County, TX grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 18.3k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Val Verde County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,402 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,916 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,473 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Val Verde County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Val Verde County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,402 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,916 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,473 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Val Verde County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.43 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.25 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Val Verde County, TX, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($79,762), Legal Occupations ($66,648), and Protective Service Occupations ($64,365).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 1,082

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 7.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Val Verde County, TX grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 18.3k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Val Verde County, TX, are Public Administration (2,690 people), Retail Trade (2,409 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,170 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Val Verde County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Val Verde County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Val Verde County, TX, by number of employees, are Public Administration (2,690 people), Retail Trade (2,409 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,170 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Val Verde County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.96 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.09 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Val Verde County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,981), Public Administration ($53,096), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,125).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

77.5% of the population of Val Verde County, TX has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 8.61% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 3.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Val Verde County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Val Verde County, TX see 3499 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.5% increase from the previous year (2881 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3055 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2573 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Val Verde County, TX see an average of 3,499 patients per year. This represents a 21.5% increase from the previous year (2,881 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Val Verde County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

22.5%

Uninsured

33%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

8.61%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

3.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Val Verde County, TX declined by 1.3% from 22.8% to 22.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Val Verde County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Val Verde County, TX is home to a population of 49k people, from which 87.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.2% of Val Verde County, TX residents were born outside of the country (10.9k people).

In 2017, there were 4.8 times more White (Hispanic) residents (37.5k people) in Val Verde County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.81k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.82k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Val Verde County, TX was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Val Verde County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Val Verde County, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.9k people

21.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.7k people

As of 2017, 22.2% of Val Verde County, TX residents (10.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Val Verde County, TX was 21.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

87.1%

2017 Citizenship

87.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.1% of Val Verde County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Val Verde County, TX was 87.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Val Verde County, TX

  1. White (Hispanic)

    37.5k ± 566

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.81k ± 14

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    1.82k ± 454

In 2017, there were 4.8 times more White (Hispanic) residents (37.5k people) in Val Verde County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.81k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.82k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Val Verde County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,028 ± 185

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    828 ± 202

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    465 ± 138

Val Verde County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Val Verde County, TX was $94,500 in 2017, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,900 to $94,500, a 0.639% increase. The homeownership rate in Val Verde County, TX is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Val Verde County, TX have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Val Verde County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,500

2017 Median

± $6,235

$93,900

2016 Median

± $4,069

In 2017, the median property value in Val Verde County, TX grew to to $94,500 from the previous year's value of $93,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Val Verde County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Val Verde County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$44,609

Median Household Income

± $2,594

15.2k

Number of Households

± 888

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Val Verde County, TX grew to $44,609 from the previous year's value of $44,170.

The following chart displays the households in Val Verde County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Val Verde County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Val Verde County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

63.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Val Verde County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Val Verde County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Val Verde County, TX have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% of the workforce in Val Verde County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Val Verde County, TX was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Val Verde County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Val Verde County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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